Confrontation with Florida deputies leads to fatal shooting

April 28, 2022 GMT

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in north Florida fatally shot a suspect following a confrontation during a chase, officials said.

The shooting happened Wednesday evening, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said in a post on Twitter. They’ve released few details about the incident.

The chase started with an emergency call in Orange Park, and deputies were later involved in a chase involving the suspect’s vehicle, Sheriff Michelle Cook told news outlets.

Officials have not said what the initial emergency call was about, or what led to the chase and confrontation. They also have not released a name or age of the person who was killed.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an investigation.